Growing Toward Peace by Regina Tor and Eleanor Roosevelt
New York : Random House, 1960. Hardcover. 83 pages ; illustrated ; 25 cm. $3.50 dust jacket with minimal wear. Pages are unmarked and binding is firm.
GROWING TOWARD PEACE
Regina Tor and Eleanor Roosevelt
Over 3000 years ago in 1375 B.C. the Pharaoh Ikhnaton first recorded his dreams and plans for world peace. For many centuries such .dreams have fired in the hearts of freedom-loving men everywhere. Then in 1945, when World War II was still going on, fifty-one nations came together in San Francisco to establish an organization that was to prove the culmination of those many centuries of hope. After five weeks of exhausting toil, the United Nations was born.
With obvious concern and dedication to their task, Regina Tor and Mrs. Roosevelt follow the spark of the idea of a United Nations through history to the founding of an organization where governments can come together to give and receive aid and to resolve disagreements in an assembly or in various councils, not on the battlefield.
In three beautiful ultramodern buildings on New York's East River are housed all
the main organs and interrelated agencies that comprise the UN. Here are the nerve centers of various aid programs of the United Nations which are all dedicated to fulfilling the needs and desires of the underprivileged the world over. In a series of brief absorbing profiles, we learn the aims and workings of each of these agencies from their initiation to the present. Here is the story of FAO's ceaseless attempts to raise the life span of citizens in underdeveloped countries the world over...of little Audu, the leper child of Africa, who had given up hope for life until UNICEF arrived with medicine to cure him...of UNESCO's relentless drive to establish the glorious Declaration of Human Rights.
When a citizen of any country joins the staff of the United Nations, he pledges his allegiance to that organization alone and so becomes one of the first true international citizens of the world. Through their dedicated words and the strength of their many appealing photographs and drawings, the authors of Growing Toward Peace have provided today's youth a substantial introduction to an understanding of this splendid concept. Here, told with sympathy and awareness, is a highly important, truly human statement of the means by which our future citizens can make the kind of world they and their families must have in order to survive.
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